Change Location × San Francisco

    Recent Locations

      The Keeper: Best of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Season 39 in San Rafael


      • The Keeper: Best of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Season 39 Photo #1
      1 of 1
      March 25, 2020

      Wednesday   7:00 PM

      200 North San Pedro Road
      San Rafael, California 94903

      Map
      Performers:
      • No Performers Listed
      EVENT DETAILS
      The Keeper: Best of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Season 39

      This epic film opens during the war, as the Luftwaffe bombs England, and Trautmann, a paratrooper for the Third Reich, is captured along the Eastern front. Transported to England, he begins to reexamine his allegiances when he is forced to watch films of recently freed concentration camp survivors. When he is put to work in a nearby town, he reluctantly plays goalkeeper for the local team, then falls in love with the coach's daughter. But just when the movie risks descending into a predictable love story, the tale takes several shocking turns. Trautmann's signing causes outrage among thousands of Manchester fans, many of them Jewish. But support comes from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Altmann, a Manchester fan who fled the Nazis, publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert. Ultimately the film does not shy away from the complicated nature of Trautmann's story. On the contrary, as a central part of its appeal, it raises tough questions about forgiveness, forgetting and the power of sports to (re)unite. -Emily Kaiser Thelin

       ABOUT THE SF JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

      The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the first and largest Jewish film festival in the world. Presenting innovative film each summer in the Bay Area, the festival promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. Festival programs are meant to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history and culture; provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about the Jewish experience; and encourage independent filmmakers working with Jewish themes.


      In Partnership with:


             


      Would you like to add your name to our supporters? 

      Please Contact Masha Shifs:  415.444.8028

                   

      Categories: Festivals | Film

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.